Wärtsilä’s technical support increases reliability of Large Cutter Dredger Cassiopeia V

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 15 December 2016 at 10:00 UTC+2
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Wärtsilä will provide extensive technical support and advisory services for Singapore-based large cutter dredger Cassiopeia V. The five-year Technical Management Agreement includes Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) and is complemented by Advanced Technical Support to ensure the reliability and availability of the vessel.

The cooperation between Wärtsilä and Cassiopeia Five Pte Ltd, which owns and operates the vessel Cassiopeia V, began in 2015 with Wärtsilä’s Advanced Technical Support. The Advanced Technical Support (ATS) covers extensive proactive technical information, service and advice to the ship crew by a dedicated Wärtsilä Services team.

The new agreement expands the partnership between Wärtsilä and Cassiopeia Five Pte Ltd. The agreement includes technical management support of the dredger’s two Wärtsilä 46 main engines, one Wärtsilä 20 auxiliary engine, and two Wärtsilä thrusters.

The agreement is part of Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle solutions portfolio, which also includes Wärtsilä's digital offering, and provides continuous condition monitoring as well as periodic inspections. 

These allow planning of engine and thruster maintenance according to the actual equipment condition rather than following a rigid calendar-based schedule, creating cost savings and increasing availability. Fuel economy is also optimised, reducing operating costs.

“Wärtsilä is very happy to expand its partnership with Cassiopeia Five. The cooperation between our two companies has begun well and we look forward to continuing it with a wider scope of services that help Cassiopeia Five plan its maintenance operations and optimise the vessel’s operating conditions,” says Östen Lindell, Services Unit Director, Wärtsilä.

Reliability in dredging and at open sea

Cassiopeia Five Pte Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Penta-Ocean Construction Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Cassiopeia V, constructed in 2014, combines Penta-Ocean’s long-standing knowhow with latest technology. The vessel has been designed to navigate in open sea in order to work anywhere in the world.

“We have worked with Wärtsilä in other services-related projects for our vessels, and we recognise the company’s ability to provide reliable and efficient solutions that fully meet our needs. The support of Wärtsilä’s Technical and Field Service team ensures that the dredger stays in prime condition even in demanding sea conditions,” says Keiji Suzuki, Technical Manager, Penta-Ocean Construction Co. Ltd.

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Caption: Wärtsilä will provide extensive technical support and advisory services for Singapore-based large cutter dredger Cassiopeia V.

For further information, please contact:

Bryan Leong
General Manager, Services Sales
Wärtsilä Services
Tel: +65 9852 4526

Hanna Viita
Director, Marketing
Wärtsilä Services
Tel: +358 40 167 1755


Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing their business – whenever, wherever. We provide industry’s broadest range of services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer’s equipment or installation – in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.